Useful Links – Parents & Children

Art

At Home Arts with the Ark

https://ark.ie/projects/details/at-home-arts-activities

Song writing, art and theatre activities for children from Ireland’s dedicated children’s cultural centre.

 

Draw with Don – Don Conroy

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo4dO9D4okn25M6mvfB02r

Draw along with Irish artist Don Conroy on his YouTube channel.


Creative Writing

Sarah Webb Daily Story Prompts

https://moli.ie/learning/bright-sparks-creative-bursts/

Creative Bursts are writing games and prompts to encourage creativity with paper and pen.

 

Sarah Crossan Daily Poetry Prompts

https://www.instagram.com/sarahcrossanwriter/

Poetry prompts and poetry discussions for teens with Ireland’s Children’s Laureate Sarah Crossan on her Instagram page. Follow #WeAreThePoets for finished pieces by teens!


Learning Support

Scoilnet.ie

https://www.scoilnet.ie/

Scoilnet.ie is the official online portal for Irish Schools. Scoilnet.ie contains a database of over 20,000+ online resources including websites, quizzes, lesson plans, notes, video/audio, games and other multimedia.

 

RTE Home School Hub

https://www.rte.ie/tv/programmes/1127275-rte-home-school-hub/

Bilingual teaching for classes 1st to 6th daily from 11am to 12pm on RTE2 and online.

 

Maths Week Ireland 

https://www.mathsweek.ie/2019/maths-at-home/

Daily Maths at Home activities to get brains working and integrate maths into our home lives through basic arithmetic, calendars, clocks and more!

 

Animal Updates with Dublin Zoo

https://www.dublinzoo.ie/animals/animal-webcams/

Watch live webcams of the elephant, penguin and Savanna enclosures at Dublin Zoo and learn about the animals through daily trivia and activities.

 

Rescources to support Junior & Leaving Certificate Students

https://jcsplibraries.com/free-resources/

JCSP librarians have put together a curated list of resources to support JC & LC students. It covers resources by subject and includes a list for wellbeing at this time.


Sport & PE 

Waterford Sports Partnership

https://www.waterfordsportspartnership.ie/wsp-home-workout-videoes/

Home Workouts for adults and activity planners, camogie skills, and online athletic leagues for all ages. Online leagues start in April.

 

PE With Joe

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBvQafyve889qVcPxYEjdSTl

Daily PE lessons with Joe Wicks the BodyCoach.

 

Cosmic Kids Yoga 

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Yoga and mindfulness for children aged 3+


Stories, Rhymes & Reading: 

RhymeTime with Waterford Libraries

https://www.facebook.com/WaterfordCouncilLibraries/

Daily between 9:30am and 10:00am on Waterford Libraries Facebook page, comment under posts with rhyme requests!

 

Childrens Books Ireland 

https://childrensbooksireland.ie/resources/resource-packs/

Resource packs to support children’s reading.

 

Dungarvan Gymboree Songs and Music

https://www.facebook.com/Gymboree-Dungarvan-West-Waterford-1909914255733866/

Jade at Dungarvan Gymboree is sharing live videos, activities and old performances a on the Dungarvan Gymboree facebook page.

 

Audible – Free Childrens Audiobooks online

https://stories.audible.com/discovery

Lots of classic and new audiobooks for children available for free from Audible, Amazons audiobook bookstore.


Online Safety

Online Safety ISPCC

https://www.ispcc.ie/helping-your-child-keep-safe-online

Brief article for keeping an eye on what sites your child uses and how to keep children safe online.

 

Online Safety Webwise

https://www.webwise.ie/category/parents/explainers/

Explainer for apps your child or teen might be using more often at the moment.

 

 

 

 

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